Meet Lila Rose, Behind Planned Parenthood Sting
Founder of Live Action is an anti-abortion activist on a mission
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2011 4:42 PM CST
An undated photo provided by Live Action shows Lila Rose, founder and president.   (AP Photo/Live Action)

(Newser) – The woman behind the Planned Parenthood sting that resulted in an employee getting fired is a 22-year-old anti-abortion activist named Lila Rose. She's made headlines before, but nothing to this extent, and it's a safe bet we'll be hearing more from the founder of the group Live Action, writes Libby Copeland at Slate. "Rose is perfect for TV—her glamour and her baby-voiced delivery temper her political extremism and questionable tactics," writes Copeland. Plus, she's a wannabe actress.

Copeland rounds up previous profiles of Rose, a self-described "student activist" at UCLA who has declared in speeches she'll try to get Planned Parenthood defunded everywhere she can. She's also worked with ACORN-stinger James O'Keefe in the past. Copeland's take: "If we as a nation have gotten better at having adult conversations about abortion," Rose "takes us in the other direction. She is the face of divisiveness. She is the face of all-out war." For another take on the latest sting, click here.

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NoddaAndYou
Feb 3, 2011 1:18 PM CST
She'll be doing porn two years from now. Her first abortion will sting, but she'll adjust after that.
think4myself
Feb 3, 2011 11:34 AM CST
so are you saying then, that morality is irrelevant in today's world? Funny, cause the same lies that people use to justify the murder of infants ( it's only a fetus, not a human) is the same lie perptrated to justify the ethnic cleansing in Germany, (They're only jews, they're not really human, which inconsequently is what the arabs still say of them today). and this mass murder was sanctioned by the state of Germany, just as this mass murder of infants is sanctioned by our Government, which only proves that just because the law says you can do something, doesn't make it right, nor does it mean that we should not try and stop the evil as it is happening. Law does NOT equal justice. Abortion is nothing short of infanticide and you are the Nazi who supports this vile murder, morals are irrelevant to you as long as the law says you can do it. So if you saw with your own eyes, someone drilling a hole into the head of an infant and then sucking it's brains out, you would do nothing to stop it? Especially if the mother decided that she just can't take care of this child the way it deserves, and it would be a huge inconvienience to her whole life. And another question, were the Europeans who lied to give jews passoports and helped to smuggle them out of Germany and Poland etc, were they as wretched as the woman? because after all, it was deceitful.
msutah
Feb 3, 2011 1:01 AM CST
Once again, if you don't like abortion, don't have one. Abortion= legal healthcare option. end of debate.